Asus X54C-BBK13

Folks at bestbuy are now offering a pretty decent notebook with built in HDMI and dual core Intel Pentium processor. The notebook we are talking here is the Asus X54C-BBK13 that features a bright 15.6 inch display packing 1366 x 768 pixels that is pretty normal for a notebook at this price ($309). 

Asus X54C-BBK13 review

This Asus notebook packs the latest Pentium B960 celeron processor (read Intel Pentium B960 review to find out more about it). Other specs include 4GB RAM (up to 8GB supported), 320GB hard disk, dual layer DVD RW, 802.11n Wi-Fi, LAN and 0.3 mega pixel webcam. As mentioned above, you get HDMI connectivity but only 2 USB ports (1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0).

That said, I would still put my money on the 350 dollar HP G6 1d18dx notebook that incorporates a much more powerful GPU.